Making Art

Bringing Art Making Into Your Life

Don’t squash the creativity out of children.

Children are naturally creative. But it seems like we try to squish it out of them by the time they are about ten.When kids are first drawing [scribbling, mark-making], they … Continue reading

November 15, 2012 · 2 Comments

Top six ways to avoid making art.

We all do things to sabotage our art making. Yet we say we want to make some art. It can be hard to see what we are doing to ourselves, … Continue reading

November 1, 2012 · 2 Comments

Ideas for making art are hard to talk about.

It’s hard to talk about ideas for making art. Why? because you are trying to put something in the language of the eyeballs and the language of the form into … Continue reading

October 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

Letting your medium drive your ideas for making art.

Ideas can occur anytime. Just walking along the road looking at people. In the middle of a super boring meeting. Watching a movie. Looking at the rain. I talk a lot … Continue reading

October 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Artquest 3 – an idea a day, let your self be creative.

Artquest 3 – an idea a day: write down at least 1 idea in your notebook everyday for ten days. Our previous two Artquest suggestions have been jumping right in … Continue reading

September 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Is the medium you use important?

I have been sorting out my considerable collection of  cards and postcards bought at art galleries. I will often buy one or two  of these when I go to a big gallery, … Continue reading

August 24, 2012 · Leave a comment